Subject Re: Installing FB1.5 on XAMPP (W2K, Apache 2, PHP5)
Author ublix2005
> > folder /php/ are used - but I'm wrong - the
> > "real" php.ini are located in the folder /apache/bin/
> On a windows machine ?
> The default should be c:\WINNT on a W2k machine

Yes, it is a W2000-machine. And it does not matter, where
the phi.ini is located - the error appeared in both

> > Warning: ibase_connect() [function.ibase-connect]:
> > Unable to complete network request to host "localhost".
> > Failed to locate host machine. Undefined service
> > gds_db/tcp. in X:\htdocs\test.php on line 5
> > error in db connect
> The Firebird install SHOULD have updated the services file, but if
> not, then gds_db 3050/tcp
> may need adding. But I think the newer versions of Firebird do not
> ACTUALLY need the entry. The next problem may be firewall, or a
missing 'localhost' entry in hosts?
> (services and hosts are normally in c:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc
on a
> default W2k setup - at least MS do use \etc\ to store the network
> it used to just be in with everything else)

The W2K is running in VMWare. It is a absolut fresh install
without any other software - only XAMPP 1.4.14 and FB 1.5.2 - all
installations with default settings. I only manually set the entry
"extension=php_interbase.dll" in phi.ini.
(BTW, in my Working-System, a W2K too, the same error appears.)
How respective where can I add your tip "gds_db 3050/tcp"?
There is no firewall and the entry 'localhost' is in hosts.
I have testet FB manually in a DOS-Box with isql - it does work.